3224 W. FullertonChicago , IL
Date of Theft
Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 1:15am
Basic Bike Info
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features:
Bike was in clean condition. Had a blue Soma seat and blue handlebar tape. Toe cages for the pedals. There was a clip on the back fork for a rear taillight.
Contact information hidden by Chicago Stolen Bike Registry. Contact the CSBR staff to contact the owner.
How was the lock defeated?:
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
What was the bike locked to?:
Locked to street sign.
How was the bike locked?:
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
Which type of area was your bike stolen from?:
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How long was the bike locked in this location?:
Locked bike to street post with a U-lock, both through frame and front tire, outside of the Whirlaway Lounge (3224 W. Fullerton) around 11:45 PM. I'm typically wary about locking to a pole, but there was a door man for the establishment hanging outside. When I exited it was apparent the pole had been unscrewed and lifted so that the bike and lock were able to slide right off and be take. Pole was replaced to previous position, only with the screw missing.
On 9/28/2013, the victim wrote to report that police had apparently seen someone carrying the bike over their shoulder while either walking or riding down Western Ave., lock still in place, and managed to find the bike in the police report database despite lack of recorded serial number. Recovery occurred on September 17; victim was on vacation and apparently police brought the bike to the victim's apartment. Some details are unclear because the police communicated with the victim's roommate, who then relayed the information to the victim when back from vacation.
This bike was recovered: